Volcanoes and Tectonic Plates Quiz

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What causes volcanoes on Earth most often?

Diverging or converging tectonic plates

Where are most underwater volcanoes found on Earth?

Where tectonic plates are diverging or converging

What causes the volcanoes in the Pacific Ring of Fire?

Convergent tectonic plates

Where can volcanoes form due to stretching and thinning of the crust's plates?

East African Rift and Wells Gray-Clearwater volcanic field

What results in hotspot volcanism, such as the Hawaiian hotspot?

Upwelling diapirs from the core–mantle boundary

Test your knowledge about volcanoes and tectonic plates with this quiz. Learn about the formation of volcanic activity at diverging and converging tectonic plate boundaries on Earth.

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